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2017 Planner Setup : The Organised Life

It is a new year this is the system I am using to keep my life organised. Take a look at my 2017 Planner setup

2017 Planner Setup – This is how I am choosing to organise myself this year and the planner that I am using.

My 2017 Planner. It is a new year this is the system I am using to keep my life organised. Take a look at my 2017 Planner setup

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you all got a chance to rest these past holidays.  Time goes so fast, and the schools have already opened and life is going back to the crazy rush. It is amazing how quickly we get back into the hectic rush of our everyday lives. Like me, maybe you promised yourself to improve certain parts of your life in this year, how are you doing?

A 2017 Planner to get my life organised

Last year, I decided that I was going to start this year off, better prepared and to do planning for regular/routine tasks and activities so that there would be less rush in my week.

I also want to spend more time with my family and just enjoy being more present in our daily life. Therefore I want to schedule extra time into my diary for this and ensure that it is none negotiable time.

Are you doing the same?  How are you getting yourself geared up to be more productive, organised, and MORE present in you life, for this year?

Tools for an Organised Life

One of the ways that I am making this happened is by planning my activities and commitments, and ensuring that I have everything written down. I use both a paper planner and My Google Calendar to do this.

Around November I started looking for a Paper Planner that would better fit my needs, and be able to contain all the moving parts of my life.  Last year, I used one of those cool A Week View Planner A4 planners from Typo.  It worked well for me.

Deep down inside, though,  I have always wanted a Filofax style planner with a cover that I could reuse for the different years. While browsing one of my favourite stores  Forever New, in December, I came across their beautiful planner selection for 2017.  I decided that I was going to get one of these and I did.  I got the 2017 Milly Laser Cut Planner.

Here is my cool new 2017 planner

So today I will give you a glimpse into how I am setting up my planner.  Because it is the first time I am using this type of planner, I am trying out different  layouts and inserts to supplement what is already there

Look at this video to see how I have setup my 2017 Milly Laser Cut Planner

VERDICT: Forever New 2017 Planner


  • A Beautiful Well Made Cover
  • Ample pockets on the inside of the front cover to store business cards etc
  • Pretty Planner Dividers with Inspirational Sayings in Gold
  • Space for me to add printables related to my needs. I added  notebook lined pages,


  • There is no Monthly Overview Page at the beginning of each month.  Having a monthly overview is important to me, as I can see my the main activities/commitments in a single view for the month.
    So I browsed Pinterest and found some great free printables. Look at the bottom of this post, for the links I found
  • I was not excited by the Quality of planner paper, it was very light, So next time I will have different inserts with better paper.  I use multicoloured pens (currently the fineliner pens) to write and I don’t like it when the ink seeps to the other side.
  • The planner does not have a notes section. So I punched one of my notebooks and added it to the planner. Problem solved.

Overall I like the planner, and now that I have started making it my own, jotting down notes, and adding dates it is becoming handy.  I will continue to give feedback about how this setup is working for me as the year proceeds.

What planning system are you using for 2017 and how is it working for you so far? Please tell me in the comments section


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  • Reply Leslie

    I love the little stickers for my planner. I recieved a Happy Planner for and i fell in love with it! Your planner is cute too, i had one like that a few years ago that was baby pink & brown.
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    January 24, 2017 at 5:03 am
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